Canada awarded 2006 WJC

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  1. Scottkmlps

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    I'd be so happy to see it in Vancouver.
     
  3. Halifax won't get it. They would be morons to bid.

    Unfortunately, Kamloops has no hope in hell, as is the case for here in Prince George. PG and Kamloops submitted a joint bid for the 1999 WJHC that was given to Winnipeg, but the IIHF has this fetish for a minimum 10,000 seat arena for every tournament. The last Canadian city with less than that to host this tournament was Red Deer in 1995. The Centrium fits just over 6,000.

    Realistically, I think Vancouver has the best chance to host the 2006 World U20 Championships.

    Personally, this is a junior hockey championship, and it should be held in a junior hockey city. Although Vancouver does have the Giants, when I think of a junior hockey city, I think of places like Red Deer, Kamloops, Prince George, etc. Not the big metropolitan areas where the NHL dominates.
     
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    sorry man, winnipeg could do it. easy
     
  5. Jussi

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    Though that article doesn't mention it, Canada will likely host the men's WC's in 2008. They were applying for the 2007 tournament (Winnipeg and Halifax as candidate cities), but since 2008 is 100th "birthday" of the IIHF, it was thought more suitable to host the tournament then. The 2007 WC will be in Russia.
     
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    Not quite so. Originally it was speculated that the anniversary tournament would be hosted by Switzerland where the IIHF headquarters are located. Most (if not all) of IIHF's sponsorship deals expire after 2007 and that way they can negotiate something different for the special case that Canada is because of broadcasting times.
     
  7. Triple Klutz

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    Fisel, himself, has said he wants it in Canada in 2008 because of the anniversary. I think it's pretty much a given that it will be here, especially now that the Canadian bidders for 2007 backed off in the end. As for Halifax getting the world juniors in 2006, no chance. The tournament will sell out no matter where it's held in this country.
     
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    I agree. It could be held anywhere and it would sell out. Halifax just had it so I think Vancouver has a great shot at it. It has never been in B.C. has it.
     
  9. Nope, but it's been to Alaska ;) . Here is the history (locations) of the World U20 Championships:

    1977 - Bystrica/Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
    1978 - Montréal, Canada
    1979 - Karlstad, Sweden
    1980 - Helsinki, Finland
    1981 - Fussen, Germany
    1982 - Minnesota, USA
    1983 - Leningrad, Soviet Union
    1984 - Norrkoping/Nykoping, Sweden
    1985 - Helsinki/Turku, Finland
    1986 - Hamilton, Canada
    1987 - Piestany, Czechoslovakia
    1988 - Moscow, Soviet Union
    1989 - Anchorage, USA
    1990 - Helsinki/Turku, Finland
    1991 - Saskatoon, Canada
    1992 - Fussen/Kaufbeuren, Germany
    1993 - Gavle, Sweden
    1994 - Ostrava, Czech Republic
    1995 - Red Deer, Canada
    1996 - Boston, USA
    1997 - Geneva/Morges, Switzerland
    1998 - Helsinki/Hameenlinna, Finland
    1999 - Winnipeg, Canada
    2000 - Skelleftea/Umea, Sweden
    2001 - Moscow/Podolsk, Russia
    2002 - Pardubice, Czech Republic
    2003 - Halifax, Canada
    2004 - Helsinki/Hameenlinna, Finland
     
  10. DR. Holiday

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    Halifax doesn't hold 10,000 does it? I was there for the tourny and thought it was slightly less.

    Also look for Ottawa to make a strong bid. Ottawa or Vancouver are my guess. Hey everyone out west should be going to North Dakota next year as well.
     
  11. Triple Klutz

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    It seats something like 10,200.
     
  12. evman150*

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    It was stated in the Times Colonist (Victoria BC) the other day that Victoria may make a bid for the 2006 WJC.

    The new arena will seat around 7500. Is that big enough for the WJC?

    That would be so cool if we got it. Wow.
     
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    Go Hailifax. I was at both the Bronze and Gold medal games last year and it was the best atmosphere I have ever been apart of. If Canada had only won i think I'd still be there partying.
     
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    I would love to have the WJC in Vancouver, or even Victoria. The chance to go out and see these kids in the flesh would sure be a treat, and hockey is getting bigger and bigger here, with Vancouver having both NHL and WHL franchises, and Victoria getting an ECHL team. Having the WJC here would be awesome. But the other locations mentioned would surely do great as well.

    ~Canucklehead~
     
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    Let's end the discussion now. It is going to be in our Nation's capital. Ottawa just narrowly lost to Halifax last time and this time around they will do whatever is necessary to land it. Ottawa is one of the best cities for supporting junior hockey in the wolrd. The Civic Centre, Corel centre, and the Bob (Gatineau's arena) could all be used. Anyone else getting their hopes up are in for a great disappoinment.
     
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    They should build a rink in the skydom in Toronto. It would be the most horrible place for a game but it would sell out no doubt for the medal games.
     
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    I was able to talk to some of the people representing the Saskatoon bid the other night. They are very, very confident in their bid and it looks like Bridge City could be a leading candidate for the tournament again. Key reason: volunteers in Saskatoon are like no other.
     
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    This morning I got my 2006 WJC tickets for Saskatoon's bid. Blue line, 7 rows up. Word is that the entire bottom bowl is nearly already sold out.

    Saskatoon 2006.:teach:
     
  19. Dr_Chimera*

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    Go Ottawa!

    (yes, I wasted a post)
     
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    i hope london/kitchener or the hamiliton bid gets it.im there for sure
     
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    I'd love for the WJC to be held in Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax. Because I selfishly live in the area.

    But in fairness, it might be better to see it held in the West since it was at the extreme Eastern portion of the country last time.

    Regardless, if Montreal wins (and they probably won't) I will dance with joy and invite two or three HF posters who plan to travel to attend to stay at my home free of charge* :p

    *Offer limited to people I don't find offensive and/or stupid
     
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    canadashould have it every second year

    consdier the crowdswe get andcompare that to what u will see in most european host countrries
     
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    tv wise it is farer to have it in the east as martimers wouldn't have to wait till midnight to catch an 8 o'clock start ;)
     
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